Couple charged with neglect in daughter’s death

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – According to court documents, the parents of a young woman who died in Aug. 2014 have been charged with the neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury in her death.

Police responded to the Kelley residence on Aug. 4, 2014, where 18-year-old Linda Kelley was found dead on the kitchen floor.

Linda Kelley, who had a history with the Department of Child Protective Services (CPS), had reportedly been suffering from spinal bifida and hydrocephalus since birth. And when police found her in August, she had large open sores on her body.

After some investigation, CPS had substantial investigations against Lavonne and John Kelley, saying the victim had poor hygiene, unsanitary living conditions and was medically neglected.

Despite Linda requiring 24-hour medical care, medical notes with CPS say that children suffering from spinal bifida have the ability to become largely independent as they get older. And with proper care and treatment, those children can have minimal side effects and infections.

John and Lavonne Kelley will appear in Marion County Court on Friday at 8:30 a.m.


How to make Apple Pie Tacos

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — It’s dessert … in a taco shell!

Apple Pie Tacos are easy, delicious, and kids love them! 

Apple Pie Tacos

9 soft street-taco shells (see note below)
2 tablespoons raw sugar 
1-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, divided 
5 ROCKIT® apples, skin left on and diced
2 tablespoon raw honey 
1 tablespoon lemon juice 
2 teaspoons cornstarch 
1/4 cup water, plus more
coconut whipped cream 

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a plate, sprinkle raw sugar and cinnamon. Gently mix the two together. Spray both sides of the soft taco shells with nonstick cooking spray, then lightly dip both sides in the cinnamon mixture. 
2. Flip a muffin tin over. Place each cinnamon-coated soft taco shell between each of the muffin tins, so that the muffin-tin humps help the taco shell stay in place and formed. Place in the the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool completely. 
3. To make apple filling, combine chopped apples, honey, lemon juice and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a small saucepan. Stir cornstarch into the 1/4 cup water and add to the saucepan. Heat on medium for about 10 minutes until apples are completely softened and gooey-thick. You may need to add more water — about another 1/4 cup — as the apples cook to create a sauce-like mixture. 
4. Spoon the apple filling into each of the taco shells. Top with coconut whipped cream and a sprinkle cinnamon, or a little granola.  Enjoy immediately! 

Apple Pie Tacos (WISH Photo/Annessa Chumbley)

Note: A tortilla that’s about 3-4 inches across works great. If you need to, you can take a larger wheat tortilla, and cookie-cut it using a 3-4 inch small bowl.